All posts tagged: Codeplex

Announcing SharePoint 2010 PowerShell scripts & utilities codeplex project

I created this project — SharePoint 2010 PowerShell scripts & utilities, on codeplex last week to start sharing all the miscellaneous scripts I have been using throughout my SharePoint 2010 learning cycle. Most of these scripts require quite a bit of rework as they were never meant for sharing with outside world :). I am in the process of doing that and I will post each of those scripts as different modules under different categories. To start with, I am releasing SharePoint install utilities today. This module has only two cmdlets, at present. I will add remaining as time permits. SharePoint 2010 install utilities – SPinstallUtils.psm1 There are a couple of good SharePoint 2010 install automation modules (AutoSPInstaller by @brianlala & SPModule by Zach @ microsoft) already. This module is nowhere close to what they did. But this is just based on the Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) principle. I have been using this ever since the first beta was released. In this module, you can use the Get-SPPreRequisites to download SharePoint 2010 prerequisite files …

Windows Server 2008 R2 and HVS 2008 UI

I had quickly tested HVS2008UI on Windows Server 2008 R2 beta OS. I have tested it on both Server Core as well as full OS. And the news is, it just works fine as expected. I have not anticipated any WMI changes in this build. However, I still have to thouroghly test it. You may want to use the same tool to manage your R2 Server Core installs. Let me know if you find any issues with the tool.

One more release of HVS 2008 UI to end the year

It has been a great year so far. I have really enjoyed working on quite a few interesting things including the HVS2008 UI project. I just made another release of this tool on codeplex. You can download it at http://www.codeplex.com/HVS2008UI/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=21224 I have fixed a couple of bugs I found and added Snapshot management / Backup features. Snapshot management includes creating/deleting/Listing/Applying snapshots. These are available under “Virtual Machine Activities”. Backup has been added to “Misc activities” menu option. You will be able to set a default backup device and/or perform backup to a different backup device. All it does is basically copy all VM/VHD files to the specified backup location. I haven’t added automatic shutdown / restart of VMs before / after backup operation. I have left this intentionally because ShutdownComponent is the only safe way of shutting down VMs and it works only if ICs are installed in the Guest OS. It is not necessary that all your VMs have ICs installed. This drives for lot of scripting and I thought it is not an immediate …

Most stable and feature complete release of HVS2008UI

I just made another release of HVS2008UI today. This release has everything that you need to create a functional VM. As I have already mentioned, Hyper-V Server 2008 or Server Core with Hyper-V role has no means of managing the virtual machines locally. This tool is intended to solve that problem. There are numerous places where you can find PowerShell scripts to manage virtual machines from command-line. However, PowerShell is not available on Hyper-V Server 2008 or Server Core. Hence, this tool uses VBScript to provide most of the functions available from the Hyper-V management MMC. There are still a few things I still need to include here. Some of them are – Managing Snapshots – Exporting / Importing VMs – Virtual Machine Backup related activities I will work on these as I get some free time. Until then — download the tool, use it and provide your feedback in a mail or as a comment or on the Codeplex project page. BTW, check out the documentation at http://www.ravichaganti.com/blog/?page_id=217, in case you could not figure out …

codeplex project update

I have made an intermittent release on Codeplex. You can download it @ http://www.codeplex.com/HVS2008UI/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=19220 There are no major feature additions. I have modified the main menu display and bundled related activities in to a few categories to make sure I keep the main menu clean and small. Also, I am planning to release each feature in this tool as an individual script. This is to make sure the VBScripts are available for anyone who wants to use them irrespective of what SKU of Hyper-V they are running.

Another useful release of HVS2008 UI

I have been busy for the last couple of weeks and did not get enough time to look at this. Finally, I sat on this last evening and completed a few things by this morning. I have made another release of HVS 2008 UI scripts on Codeplex. You can find the release at http://www.codeplex.com/HVS2008UI/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=19108 I have made some significant changes to this realease. Design Changes – Eliminated hvs2008display.vbs and combined it’s functionality with hvs2008main.wsf – Now you can directly run hvs2008main.wsf with the help of cscript.exe – Removed lot of redundant code and finalized some variable names for across the board usage – TO DO: There is still lot of redundant code. I will look at that in my free time Feature Changes – Create / Delete Virtual Machines is complete. You will be able to create a virtual machine with custom memory and processor settings – TO DO: I need to add some more custom features at the time of VM creation. For example, adding a NIC or a VHD or a DVD or …

First release of HVS2008 Scripts / UI

A week after I created this Codeplex project, I made the first release this evening. This is a very initial release and will not have the complete functionality. For this release, I mostly concentrated on the presentation aspects. I have tried to use the same interface as HVConfig.CMD because I feel that is the best way you can create a text based menu interface. Coming to the design aspects of the whole project itself, there are currently 4 components in this. Here are some more details on the four components HVS2008CONFIG.CMD This file is the starting point. You need to run this file to access the scripts / UI. I have used this design to make sure that any environment changes required for the VBScript to function can be done. *Always* use this script to start the HVS2008 configuration scripts / UI HVS2008DISPLAY.VBS This VBScript will display the main menu interface and prompt the user for what he wants to do. This menu is generated dynamically from HVS2008MAIN.WSF and will mostly remain unchanged for a long time. This …